My Scrapbook and Remembering...

This blog serves as my scrapbook, so these are things that I don't want to forget...

 On Saturday Katie was hiding from me in her room:
 She usually gives her self away when she is yelling, "Mommy, come find me!" 
Then she wanted me to take her picture!  Gladly!

We also had to run some errands that day. We met up with my sister and niece and nephew in Ft. Worth. We ate at Dutch's across from the TCU campus. 
 I vote it the best burger place ever... if that counts for anything.

Marcus and I also looked at a house that day! 
Look how fancy:
 We were thinking about buying it to fix up and resell or renting it out. 
 But the timing isn't right, right now.
 Maybe we will tackle another house after the holidays?

Last Saturday, we had a little cold snap and it was great!  Old Navy was having a sale on coats, so Katie and I stopped by.  But first we had to get some donuts, because we skipped donut Friday the day before.  
 Donuts are just as yummy on Saturday!
I got Katie a cute fleece jacket for $15.  Of course it warmed up after that.  It's crazy that you have to buy kids a whole new wardrobe every season! 

And last week they did baptisms in the youth department.  
It was so fun! 
We have a new outdoor patio with a built in baptismal.  (It's covered when not in use)
 Our youth pastor is a giant and a former NFL player, he REALLY dunks you good. 

One of the parents brought an air horn!  It was a fun night!

And October 15th is pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day:


I was due to have a baby this week a year ago.  And I also had another miscarriage at the end of July.  That baby was due in February.  Almost nobody knew about that pregnancy.  And only a handful know about the miscarriage.  It just was easier to keep it to ourselves. 

The only reason I am mentioning both now, is not for pity or for you to feel sad for us, I just don't want anyone to feel alone if you are in the same situation.  

Our hope comes from God and knowing He has a plan.  I know I will see my babies in Heaven when I get 
 there.  And we are so enormously grateful for Katie Belle! She really is proving to be a miracle child.

If you are apart of this "statistic"  I encourage you to have hope and find joy.


Nicole said...

Well dang. I am sorry to hear about this last miscarriage. Praying for you and Marcus.

Staci said...

I'm a member of "the club" with you. It's not fun, but we all have each other. It's made me really appreciate what miracles my girls are, too.

I've never been to Dutch's. I've been in FW my whole life (which is a loooong time) and I feel like I'm so not hip on the trendy places.

That bathroom pic cracks me up because we used to rent a house that had those exact light fixtures. Our landlord wouldn't let us change anything so we lived with those lovelies for a few years!

I bought a coat at Old Navy for Sofia this weekend too. A cute charcoal pea coat. Wanted one for myself!

Giggles said...

Being a member of the club is no fun at all. Thinking of you today.

bethmorgan said...

I have been a "closet reader" of your blog since before you were pregnant. I know, I know I need to comment! Anyways I wanted to say I'm so sorry about your miscarriages and I wanted to see if you had any thyroid issues. I have had 5 miscarriages before my reproductive endocrinologist figured out that I'm one of the few people that need to have a lower than normal thyroid level to maintain a pregnancy. Normal is anything under 3 or 4 but I needed to be between 0 and 1. Anyways that might not even be the issue I just thought it was worth passing the word along and again I'm so sorry. Katie is the cutest little curly head I have seen!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to try Dutch's ever since reading it on an earlier blog entry of yours. I'm a big fan of burgers!
And I'm sorry about your miscarriage. I don't know what else to say, except I'm sorry.

Peek-a-boo, Katie!

Brooklynn said...

I'm sorry to hear that Dina! I know God has a plan and its all in his timing. Funny how when you experience it though, makes you want to hug your baby just a little bit tighter! Thinking about you guys!

Brian and Kyndra said...

Just found your blog and I also had 2 miscarriages in the last year. Thanks for sharing. Praying for you!